Sponsor a Child in the Community

In Malawi, one in five households look after an orphaned or abandoned child, but with 71% of the population living under the international poverty line (World Bank, 2023) and surviving on just over £1 a day, the costs of taking on an extra child can simply be too much. As a result, these children often do not have adequate nutrition, shelter or care, nor do they have access to education or healthcare.

This is why Open Arms' Community Outreach Programme exists and by sponsoring a child in their community today, you can help give them the little extra they need to grow up healthy and achieve their potential in a loving, family home. 

A boy and his family in an African village

Why sponsor a child through Open Arms?

At Open Arms, we believe every child has the right to survival and development and our aim is to give vulnerable children in Malawi the chance to achieve their potential within the love and security of a family home. 

Therefore, once a child returns to their community from our Infant Homes, we continue to monitor and support them through our Community Outreach Programme - ensuring they not only transition and settle well, but continue to thrive in their new home environment. 

Sponsor A Child In The Community

Through regular visits, the Outreach Team monitor children’s health and development, provide basic essentials and medical care and offer professional advice and support to families where necessary.

In Malawi, it is mostly grandparents who take care of orphaned or abandoned children. This is despite the fact that older people have little or no economic support (UNICEF, 2019). As a result, families sometimes struggle to support these children.

For these families, Open Arms also provides a small monthly payment and your regular contribution will go towards this additional support.

Isaac With Eniffer On Cash Transfer

But we can't do this alone - we need your help. 

There are over 300 children and families currently benefiting from our Outreach Programme and by sponsoring a child today, you can help to keep this vital service going. 

When you sign up to support, you will:

But most importantly, you will be helping a vulnerable child to grow up healthy and supported in a loving, family home. 

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Sponsor a child in their community today for just £15 a month

In order to arrange your sponsorship, please set up your monthly Direct Debit of £15 by completing the form below, being sure to type 'Sponsor a child' and adding in any preferences (eg. boy or girl) in the additional comments section

You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will match you with a child and send you their profile.

If you are based outside of the UK, or would like to discuss other payment methods, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Thank you for helping to give some of Malawi's most vulnerable children a chance at a brighter future!

Family: the best environment for a child

“The family provides the best environment in which a child can grow. It is nurturing, loving and caring and facilitates better development outcomes for the child. The family also inculcates a sense of religious and cultural identity and ensures that children embrace family values.” - UNICEF Study into Reintegrating Children from Institutional Care in Malawi

Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family


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